PITTSBURGH (BRN) – Over 2024 spring break,  24 college students from across multiple Pennsylvania college campuses – including Penn State, PennWest Clarion and California, Montgomery County Community College and Delaware Valley University – came together for an amazing week of service and fun.

I was privileged to bring a crew of 14 from the Greater Philadelphia area.  We all met in Pittsburgh and stayed at the Baptist Resource Network (BRN) Warren Mission House.  We were able to partner with three different nonprofits while in Pittsburgh.

First, we served with the Foster Love Project, which helps to provide a broad range of supplies for kids in foster care and supports families that provide care. Second, we served with Eden’s farm, which helps survivors of human trafficking by providing care and transitional housing. Lastly, we served at the Light of Life Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter, soup kitchen, rehab and rescue center.  This is where I was able to serve and, let me tell you, they are the hands, feet and love of Christ to the hurting in Pittsburgh.  We were able to serve alongside some residents who came out of the most difficult of circumstances, but were beaming with the light of Jesus.

The college students spent their free time playing wiffleball, frisbee, site-seeing on Mt. Washington and walking around the University of Pittsburgh campus.  We also were able to do some “tabling” while we were there, sharing the gospel through free coffee, gift bags, stickers and Soularium conversations.

Special thanks to the BRN for hosting us at the Warren Mission House, Steel City Church for partnering with us and the North American Mission Board (NAMB) Send Relief Center for allowing us to use your building for evangelism training.